KIPP New Jersey - Newark

Newark, NJ

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
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Grade:  

Organization: KIPP New Jersey - Newark
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Leadership Recruiter
Email: recruitment@kippnj.org

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Receptionist - Newark

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KIPP New Jersey - Newark

Newark, NJ

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP New Jersey - Newark
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Leadership Recruiter
Email: recruitment@kippnj.org

Here’s what you need to know:
We’re looking for a receptionist for one of our campuses in Newark, NJ. As a receptionist, you are the first face many parents, students, and community members see when they walk into a building, so you’ll need to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in our main office.


Must haves:
  • A deep belief in the mission of KIPP New Jersey and a desire to be a part of the founding team to live out our mission
  • A team player who is friendly and wants to have fun every day!
  • Love for kids and a desire to build strong relationships with them and their families
  • Open to feedback and flexible in new and changing situations
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (both written and oral), including proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to learn quickly
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment
Here’s what you’ll be doing:
  • Administrative responsibilities including answering door buzzers and phone calls, directing callers to the appropriate person or school, taking messages, and relaying messages to all entitie
  • Greets visitors, determining their needs and providing accurate information or connecting them with the appropriate stakeholder
  • Handles family concerns and questions in a prompt and appropriate manner
  • Acts as a strong, positive day-to-day interface between THRIVE/BOLD and the school community, representing our values, mission, and philosophy at all times
  • Serves as a strong, consistent force within the school as it relates to student discipline
  • Assists with student related issues in the absence or support of the office manager
  • Supports school-wide communication efforts including maintaining front office fliers and supporting preparation and distribution of schoolwide communications
  • Maintains accuracy of information systems including contact information, attendance, early and late pickup, bus ticket tracking, and own dismissal changes and communication of this information to stakeholders
  • Receives mail and deliveries and ensures items are appropriately distributed
  • Supports the operations team with school-wide projects and responsibilities
  • Maintains a clean, organized and well-functioning office environment
Compensation & Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP NJ offers a full comprehensive benefits plan, including health care, retirement, an optional subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, a school laptop and transportation benefits for TEAMmates commuting into New Jersey from the New York City area. 

About KIPP New Jersey and KIPP Miami       
KIPP New Jersey/Miami schools are part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark’s South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to teach over 5,100 students in grades K-12 in Newark and Camden. 92% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Today, we have grown to 16 (K-12) schools throughout Newark and Camden, NJ and Miami, FL.  Learn more about KIPP
here.

KIPP New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer.